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Criss Cross Bota Fogos (Shadow Bota Fogos)

Samba Criss Cross Bota Fogos

The Samba Criss Cross Bota Fogos is Newcomer Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, and movement, technique; a list of figures that may precede or follow the pattern; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figure, techniques and practice routines that include it.

Leader

Start in Open Promenade Position. L to R hand hold. Use bounce action.

Step Timing Movement
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1-3
1 a 2
Traveling Bota Fogos Fwd LRL. end in Open CPP
1/4 to L over 2 & 3
same as Traveling Bota Fogos Fwd
Commence DW, end DC.
4-6
1 a 2
Traveling Bota Fogos Fwd RLR. end in Open PP 1/4 to R over 5 & 6

end DW

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn
 Footwork Notes
1-3
1 a 2
Traveling Bota Fogos Fwd RLR, passing in front of Man under raised arms. End in Open CPP
1/4 to R over 2 & 3
same as Traveling Bota Fogos Fwd
Commence DC, end DW

Keep shoulder quiet. It should not go up and down.
4-6
1 a 2
Traveling Bota Fogos Fwd LRL, passing in front of Man under raised arms. End in Open PP
1/4 to L over 5 & 6

end DC

Alternative finishing positions for LF Samba Walk when it follows Criss Cross Bota Fogos:
  • Promenade position:
    • Man turn 1/8 L on Stationary Samba Walk and lady 1 1/8 R on Spot Volta to end facing LOD, both turning body a little less to shape the Promenade Position.
    • Regain normal hold to follow with a RF Samba Walk in PP or a Side Samba Walk.
  • Right Side Position
    • Man turn 1/8 L on Stationary Samba Walk and lady 1 1/8 R on Spot Volta to end facing LOD. (Body also face LOD).
    • Lower joined hands to just above waist level in front of bodies. Lady's L hand well across her body at waist level, the Man's R hand behind her back, taking her L hand in his R hand (double hold)
    • Follow with a RF Samba Walk into Rolling off the Arm.